Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper
Hans Hofmann was a major force in mid-century American abstraction, ushering in a new emphasis on relationships between form, color, and space. Through his painting and teaching, Hofmann influenced generations of painters from Helen Frankenthaler to Lee Crasner to Wolf Kahn. Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper offers a rare chance to chart the career of one of America’s foremost artists through his works on paper. From early landscape studies of Europe to late-career abstractions, Hofmann used pen, ink, gouache, crayon, and watercolor to fashion self-portraits, figure studies, and purely geometric compositions. Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper offers a new and intimate look at the creative evolution of this master of American modernism.
Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida, and is on view at the Portland Museum of Art June 16—September 3, 2017.
Essays by Karen Wilkin, Marcelle Polednik, and PMA Associate Curator of American Art Diana Greenwold.
Hardcover. 128 pages. 80 full color plates.